A Switzerland-based Beech 18 has gained its own measure of fame through TV and big screen appearances. Darren Harbar joined this blossoming star in the air

Last July, while wearing an Olive Drab paint scheme with weathered effect detailing, Beech G18S N45CF made the journey from its home base at Bressaucourt, Switzerland, to the grass airfield at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. This was just a brief stopover before the aircraft’s visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, Gloucestershire, where this twin-tailed classic has appeared several times previously. The Pratt & Whitney-powered machine was flown by owner Carlo Ferrari and, under his ownership, has attracted the attention of both small screen and cinematic directors.

The fictitious American markings do not look out of place on this later mark of Beech 18, and give the aircraft a definite wartime feel.

Civilian and commercial

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